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Three Bin FOGO System 

The Three-Bin Food Organics, Garden Organics (FOGO) system was rolled out to the Town of East Fremantle in July 2019. The FOGO waste service provides a separate bin for the collection of food waste and garden waste to create a high quality compost which is available to residents at the Fremantle Recycling Centre.

The FOGO system provides residents with greater separation for their household waste, increasing diversion from landfill and avoiding organic waste going to landfill producing harmful methane gas.

2022-23 Three Bin Waste Calendar 

Please complete the below form if you have a new property requiring a bin service, require an additional bin or would like to cancel an additional bin service. Completed forms can be returned to 

Bin Request Form - New Property or Additional Bin / Cancellation

THE FOGO BIN(Collected Weekly)  

Lime-green lidded FOGO bin :

All food organics including raw and cooked meat, bread, dairy, bones, shells, and garden organics. This bin will be composted so it’s important to keep plastic and glass out of this bin. All food waste is to go into your FOGO bin either in a compostable liner, wrapped in newspaper, or loose in the bin. Please make sure food is removed from packaging before being placed in the bin as any plastic packaging can contaminate the compost.

You can also place pet droppings and kitty litter either straight into the bin or in a compostable liner, however, biodegradable plastic liners are not to go into your FOGO bin; only compostable liners as they will break down naturally in the composting process.

Remember, cardboard, shredded paper, and newspaper can also go in the FOGO bin. 

For a full A-Z on what goes in each bin A-Z Waste Guide or refer to the 2022-23 Three Bin Waste Calendar 

Where Can I Get Compostable Liners and replacement caddies?

Compostable liners can be collected for free from 135 Canning Highway *Please bring a form of identification, 1 pack per financial year*

compostable liners can also be purchased online from CompostaPak Cardia Coles  Zero Store

What is the difference between compostable bags and plastic bags?

Compostable = degrades in a natural biological process producing only carbon dioxide, water, inorganic compounds, and biomass, with no visible or distinguishable toxic residue. Unlike plastic bags, compostable liners are made of organic fibers from corn and wheat, which break down much quicker than degradable and plastic bags. Other options to use in your FOGO bin other than compostable liners include newspaper or simply having your food waste lose in the FOGO bin.

Biodegradable - The term biodegradable doesn’t mean anything because everything is biodegradable eventually. The problem is, in Australia, regular plastic bags are being labeled ‘Biodegradable’. This misleads consumers to think these bags are made from plant matter and will return to nature which isn’t always the case. Unlike Australia in other countries, there is legislation to prevent the term “biodegradable” being used on products that do not break down naturally into the environment.

‘Degradable and OXO Degradable bags’ are made from normal plastic and have an ingredient which makes them break down faster. Plastic and degradable bags are made of petroleum and do not break down into organic material, instead, they break down into smaller particles of plastic.

FOGO Processing 

How to Line your FOGO Caddy with Newspaper

THE RECYCLING BIN(Collected Fortnightly)

Yellow lidded recycling bin: Recyclable materials including:

  • Paper (excluding shredded paper)

  • Cardboard (flattened)

  • Glass (clean and empty)

  • Plastic containers and plastic bottles (clean and empty)

  • Aluminium cans (clean and empty)

  • Steel cans (clean and empty).

All items should be clean, dry, and empty with lids removed and placed in the bin loosely.

For a full A-Z on what goes in each bin Click Here or refer to the 2022-23 Three Bin Waste Calendar 

Items that don't belong in the recycling bin 

For all local governments in the Perth Metropolitan Area, there have been changes regarding what can and can’t be recycled in your recycle bin.

These changes are part of an effort to reduce contamination and make recycling easier for everyone.

A clear and consistent list of items that go into your kerbside recycling bin will lead to cost effective and improved recycling outcomes for Western Australia.  

For a full A-Z on what goes in each bin Click Here

Special Recycling Items 

Some waste materials can't be processed in kerbside bins, either because they contain hazardous materials or because they contaminate waste streams. For this reason, the Town offers the collection of some specialist materials 

For a full A-Z on what goes in each bin Click Here

The Town Hall, 135 Canning Highway has a special collection drop off point for hard to recycle items:

  • Batteries
  • Mobile Phones
  • Ink Cartridges
  • Plastic Bottle Caps
  • Pens
  • Bread Tags 


For recycling of old computer equipment including desktops, notebooks, servers, monitors, printers, cables and other items, contact:

  • Fremantle Recycle Centre 1300 693 736


  • Fremantle Recycling Centre 1300 693 736


  • Total Green Recycling 16-30 Sheffield Road, Welshpool 9258 6009
  • Fremantle Recycling Centre 1300 693 736



  • Fremantle Recycle Centre
  • Items can also be donated to charity, for more information visit


  • Medical or biohazardous waste should never be put in any bin.
  • Please check with your health care provider as to the correct method for disposal or visit Health Engine

THE GENERAL WASTE BIN (Collected Fortnightly)

Your General Waste Bin is for:

  •  Nappies and hygiene products
  • Soft plastics and packaging (bread bags, chip packets, lolly wrappers)
  • Polystyrene
  • All meat trays
  • All coffee cups and coffee pods
  • Long life cartons (Tetrapaks)

For a full A-Z on what goes in each bin Click Here or refer to the 2022-23 Three Bin Waste Calendar 

If you would like to recycle plastic bags and soft plastics:

Please take all soft plastics (except cling wrap) to REDcycle bins in major supermarkets (Woolworths and Coles).

What goes in the General Waste bin?

The General Waste bin is the last place for waste, General waste items are those that are inorganic and cannot be recycled.

What is REDcycle?

PLEASE NOTE: REDcycle has temporarily paused its soft plastics collection program from 9 November 2022.

Please dispose of your soft plastics in the general waste bin (Red Lid), as there will be no recovery from Coles and Woolworths stores at this time.

Fremantle Recycling Centre 

Fremantle Recycling Centre

The Town has again partnered with the City of Fremantle to provide all East Fremantle residents with the opportunity to utilise the Fremantle Recycling Centre and Bulk Waste Drop Off service for free! (some exclusions apply).

The Recycling Centre is open on Fridays from 12pm - 4pm and Saturday/Sunday 8 am – 4pm is located on Montreal Street, Fremantle, opposite the Fremantle Golf Course. Residents are entitled to four (4) drop-offs of household bulk waste per year and unlimited drop-offs of recyclable waste and garden waste.

How to drop off Bulk Waste and/or Recyclable Waste

  • Bring along proof of identity such as photographic ID or a driver’s licence with your address. If you are a new resident and your ID does not match, simply bring a utility bill along with your ID so that proof of residency can be verified.
  • Keep this letter in a safe place to have it stamped by staff when dropping off household bulk waste. If you do not produce this letter when dropping off bulk waste, or if you have used all your allocated visits, a fee may apply to drop off bulk waste.

Important things to remember:

  • Staff will not be able to accept any bulk waste without your recycling letter and if proof of identity and proof of residence is not produced.
  • Fees apply for mattress/base and tyres. Check website for accepted tyre sizes.
  • Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) limits apply. Up to 20kg or 20 litres per item.
  • Building rubble/Hardy fencing/asbestos/sand/soil and offcuts of wood will not be accepted.
  • Commercial recycling, bulk waste, green waste and HHW from commercial operators will not be accepted.

For more information about what items can be dropped off at the Fremantle Recycling Centre, refer to the reverse of this letter or visit Fremantle Recycling Centre


Bin Tagging

The Southern Metropolitan Regional Council (SMRC) is implementing a bin audit and education program on behalf of the Town, as part of the rollout of the new 3-bin FOGO system.

The tagging program will be implemented in the City of Melville, City of Fremantle, and Town of East Fremantle. The program is aimed at educating residents about how to use the new system and providing them with individual feedback to improve their efforts at home. The program will focus on education rather than enforcement.  Click here for further information